Visit the SS Great Britain, the world's first great ocean liner. Explore the dockyard ... More info ›
Visit the SS Great Britain, the world's first great ocean liner. Explore the dockyard. Go below deck. Meet Victorian characters. Climb the rigging. See the engine come to life. Smell the food in the kitchens. Hear stories from the past and go inside the brilliant mind of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Admission includes entry to the ship, historic Dry Dock and Dockyard Museum.
Head to the SS Great Britain, nestled on the harbor just 20 minutes' walk from Bristol city center. Then, with your entrance ticket to hand, head inside to begin your independent tour. First launched in 1843, the SS Great Britain was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel to ply the route between Bristol and New York.
During your tour, explore the cabins, galleys, and saloons, and learn about life on the waves aboard the ship. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of a Victorian voyage, and gain insight into the life and works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Climb the rigging, dress up in Victorian costumes, and see a working replica of the engine. Then, head below decks where the original iron hull — the oldest in the world — is preserved in time. When your independent ship tour comes to an end, visit the museum and explore 170 years of fascinating maritime heritage.